Even with the new bridge over the highway there was just too
much water for the man-made channel to handle. Years ago
this whole area was a lagoon and the river that follows highway
80 down from the mountains (named Lazaro Cardenas according to
Mari) used to run through Arroyo Seco, Aquacate and behind
Jaluco. The engineering and money to control that much
water a few times a year probably just won't happen. That
could include a control dam up in the mountains that might also
work well for crop irrigation
These top fotos are
of the opening of the lagoon which they are forced to do when
the level rises enough to flood houses in the area. They
use a back-hoe to dig a small channel and the water does the
rest. The wave action is a river running into heavy surf.
The bay is filthy and won't be safe to swim for a week.